The 33rd session of foreign ministers encouraged more improvement and consolidation of the relationships, existing between the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) member-countries, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated to the opening ceremony of the 33rd session of the foreign ministers of the OIC member-countries that opened in Baku on 19 June, Trend reports.
Aliyev underlined that the organization gradually strengthens its position in the resolution of world problems, friendly and fraternal relationships among OIC members makes us more powerful. Wed like the relationships among the countries to get strengthened in all directions, but first of all in the economic field, the modern world the economic relationships and the economic potential defines the power of the country., the head of state emphasized. He underline the necessity for strengthening the trade relationships.
Aliyev underscored that the session will focus on issues worrying the Islamic world and it is necessary to voice attitude on these issues. He noted that the Muslim world is mostly concerned with the media reports which equate Islam and terror. Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance and it must not be equated to terror, Aliyev stressed. Azerbaijan is a country which suffered from terror perpetrated by Armenia, but we do not relate them to terror organizations to any religion.
The Azerbaijani President attributed the strengthening tendency of Islamophobia in some countries as another problem worrying Muslims. We speak too much about the dialogue among the civilizations, but now witness the reversed, Aliyev underscored. The dual standards on religious grounds are being strengthened and attitude towards people believing in Islam is not in the desired level, he underlined.
I have no doubt s that the resolutions to be adopted, including the Baku declaration, will bring benefits to our activities, the President underlined.